& Security Digest

11 JUNE 2024

HDIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.

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A component of the Military Health System, TBICoE provides clinical tools, patient resources, training, and research information for assessing and managing traumatic brain injuries.

One TBICoE area of focus is low-level blast exposure. A low-level blast is generated from firing heavy weapons systems or explosives in training environments or combat. Exposure symptoms may include headaches, difficulty hearing and concentrating, memory problems, slow reaction times, and decreased hand-eye coordination.

Click here to download the TBICoE Low-Level Blast Exposure fact sheet and learn how to treat and manage this condition for optimal Warfighter brain health.


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U.S. Army Chemical Review 2024

The U.S. Army Chemical Review (ACR) (ISSN 0899-7047) is published annually in May by the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School (USACBRNS) and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. ACR highlights unique Army chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear technical-response capabilities for supporting national countering weapons of mass destruction operations…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Therapeutic Uses of Brainwave Entrainment (BWE) via Low Audio Frequency Stimulation

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to identify recent research (in the past five years) in the therapeutic uses of brainwave entrainment (BWE) via low audio frequency stimulation. The desired range was from 0 to 40 Hz, accommodating brainwave frequencies from Delta to Gamma. BWE refers to the brain’s electrical response to rhythmic sensory stimulation, including pulses of light or…

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HDIAC hosts live online technical presentations featuring a DoD research and engineering topic within our technical focus areas.



Managing Public Health During a Migration Crisis

In February 2024, the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) led a Tabletop Exercise (TTX) in support of military physicians in a residency program.  During this program, students obtained their master’s in public health, and the program leadership identified a need for TTX-style exercises to build upon an understanding of the material. HDIAC…



Joint Air Survivability Summit 2024

The 2024 Joint Air Survivability Summit will highlight key threats posed to aerial platforms from adversaries and the innovative technologies or strategies, which may be used to counter them. At this forum, senior-level speakers will…

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Symposium is the first time both communities are connected to discuss safety and emerging technologies for our shared skies….

Public Health in a Migrant Crisis Tabletop Exercise

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON, COLLABORATIVE EVENT.   In 2022, there were over 100 million displaced persons globally, a number that only continues to grow. Because one region’s instability bleeds into its surrounding areas, it is all…

National Homeland Security Conference 2024

The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. They include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to contribute or learn about…

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense and Energy labs and has grown…

Voice From the Community

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Robert J. Coullahan, CEM, CPP

President, Readiness Resource Group (RRG), Senior SME

Following active U.S. Army service, Mr. Coullahan provided 45 years of critical infrastructure protection and emergency management support. As president of RRG, he supports infrastructure restoration studies; nuclear nonproliferation research, development, test, and evaluation; and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response missions. As a certified emergency manager and coauthor of a book on pandemic preparedness, he has contributed continuously to our nation’s threat readiness and resilience.

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